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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is online opinion editor for The Washington Times, the author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. Email her at cchumley@washingtontimes.com. 

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Ottawa Senators' Alex Burrows (14) and Boston Bruins' David Backes (42) fall to the ice in front of the Ottawa bench during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Mantenuto, 'Miracle' movie hockey star, found dead

This is a sad day for fans of the 2004 Disney "Miracle" movie about America's miraculous Olympic gold in the 1980 hockey games.One of the leading actors, Michael Mantenuto, they guy who played Jack O'Callahan -- the street-fight tough player with the broad Boston accent -- was found dead in his car. He was 35 years old. Published April 28, 2017

DAY 95 - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, talks via video conference with International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

Ivanka Trump's uncomfortable embrace of refugees

Ivanka Trump, already under growing fire from some in the conservative camps who think she's exerting too much influence over dad Donald, is now calling for the White House to open doors to Syrian refugees. Conservatives and border control advocates are quite right to be concerned. Published April 27, 2017

In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to speak or not. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Ann Coulter, Berkeley and the shuttering of free speech

After a contentious and very public back-and-forth about speaking at Berkeley, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter announced her planned Thursday speech at Berkeley was canceled, after all. Another ding to freedom of speech; another win Published April 27, 2017

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright pauses during a news conference, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York to discuss a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination. Wright and ten former and current employees of Fox News Channel filed the suit on Tuesday, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fox woes continue as Kelly Wright, black anchor, sues for race discrimination

Fox News is on a rolling, plunging, rocky ride of late, with all the sexual harassment allegations, suits, settlements, claim and the rest -- and now, this.Black anchor Kelly Wright has joined a handful of former and present staffers accusing the cable outlet of racial discrimination. Published April 27, 2017

A state worker unfurls a rainbow flag in front of the Washington state Capitol to prepare it to be raised and then lowered to half-staff to mark last weekend's mass shooting at a central Florida nightclub, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee and members from the LGBT community later raised the flag in honor of Gay Pride month, before it was lowered. A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside Pulse, a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, leaving at least 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

'Queer theory' in schools an anti-moral crusade

A professor at the University of Arizona, Kristin Gunckel, wants to bring "queer theory" to elementary school classrooms across America, teaching the youngest and most vulnerable of the country that LGBTQs are just as "normal" in their drives and desires as heterosexuals. It's a propaganda campaign aimed at tossing biblical values and morals. Published April 27, 2017

This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. Obama infuriated Utah Republicans when he created the monument on 1.3 million acres of land that is sacred to Native Americans. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Go, Trump, go -- pare back the national monuments

President Donald Trump is taking aim at some of Barack Obama's national monuments, as well as at designations made by other presidents. And this is great news. Terrific news. When it comes to the country's national monuments, this White House's attitude should be one of slash and burn -- not conserve and preserve. Published April 27, 2017

City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, with his staff beside him, talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from "sanctuary cities" during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. A federal judge on Tuesday said the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits, one brought by the city of San Francisco, the other by Santa Clara County, against an executive order targeting communities that protect immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Judge who blocked Trump on sanctuary city a big Obama donor

The federal judge -- William Orrick -- who just sided with the sanctuary city crowd and blocked President Donald Trump's order to pull tax dollars from jurisdictions that insisted on breaking border laws happens to have a background that includes bundling donations for Barack Obama. Published April 26, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Facebook's 'appalling' 24-hour post of a baby's murder

What the freak, Facebook. You let a post of a baby being murdered by a madman hang around the public viewing files for 24 hours -- but when it comes to political censorship of, say, talk show giant Michael Savage, you're on top of the booting? Unbelievable. Published April 26, 2017

A man walks up the steps of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in San Francisco. A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, dealing another legal setback to the new administration's immigration policy. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sanctuary cities ruling a despicable sign of lawless times

My, how far we've come. Used to be a time when the Constitution was the country's rule of law, the Bible and its Judeo-Christian principles, the national moral compass. Now? That prize goes to the ones with the loudest mouths, deepest pockets and -- even more shamefully -- most activist courts on their sides. Published April 26, 2017

Former President Barack Obama pauses as he hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Obama to net $400,000 in 'fat cat' speech

Well, well, well. Guess Barack Obama, who spent much of his eight years in the White House pointing critical fingers at Wall Street and Big Business, isn't as adverse to the buck as he lets on. The ex-prez is about to earn $400,000 to deliver a speech at a Wall Street conference being run by Cantor Fitzgerald LP -- the same type of people Obama used to blast as "fat cats." Published April 25, 2017

Nordstrom's $425 fake-mud jeans -- for the wanna-be worker

Move over, ripped jeans. Nordstrom has now come up with a new way to make it appear the wearer is having a hard day -- the Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans, complete with "caked-on muddy coating." For the wanna-work in you -- that just can't quite bring on the work. Published April 25, 2017

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a press conference where sanctuary cities, which don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and Chicago violence, two issues raised by President Donald Trump, were discussed on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) ** FILE **

Chicago's Rahm Emanuel pushing more gun control

Yes, this is probably the way to go -- when criminals holding illegally owned firearms shoot and kill and pour blood into the city streets, the way to make the community safer is to rip guns out of the hands of legal and permitted owners. That sounds about right. You go, Chicago. Published April 25, 2017

Ivanka Trump, listens as her father President Donald Trump, talks via a video conference to astronauts on the International Space Station, Monday, April 24, 2017, from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

100 days of the GOP eating its own

It's rounding on 100 days of the President Donald Trump administration -- and surprise, surprise, it's not just Democrats who are pointing wild fingers at the White House for this and that, for what have you and what not. criticizing, condemning and generally crying about how things are progressing. It's Republicans, almost as much. Published April 25, 2017

Participants of the yearly March of the Living walk between barbed wire fences in the former German Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday, April 24, 2017. Jews from Israel and around the world marched the 3km route from Auschwitz to Birkenau commemorating the Holocaust victims. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Anti-Semitic incidents rise by 86 percent in U.S.

It's not a good time to be a Jew in America, it seems. Between 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country rose by 86 percent. Published April 24, 2017

In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as they make statements about North Korea at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) ** FILE **

North Korea must be dealt with

North Korea, long a thorn in the side of America -- a thorn that sharpened considerably under the "strategic patience"-slash-do-nothing leadership of Barack Obama -- has seized a third American citizen. And the regime must be dealt an aggressive blow. Published April 24, 2017

Christian pilgrims light candles during the Easter Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Hey, Christian killers: Let my people go

Every hour, around the world, a Christian's killed for the simple reason of worshipping Jesus. And America's response? It should go like this: Hey Christian killers, let my people go. Published April 22, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a  news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday, April 24, 2017, in Chicago with young community leaders and organizers in an event at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama heads to Chicago to agitate against Trump

Steel yourselves. Barack Obama's about to emerge from the shadows -- and first stop, University of Chicago. Make no mistake about it. This is about teaching the upcoming generation, loud as it already is about all topics that offend, to get even louder, even Leftist Prouder, and to -- here's the gist -- use that Leftist Loud and Proud persona to tackle the problem of President Donald Trump. Published April 21, 2017